Functioning as a member of the health care team, the Music Therapist - Board Certified (MT-BC) is responsible for supporting children, teens and family members in the health care setting by developing, coordinating, and conducting comprehensive music therapy interventions and programs. The MT-BC possesses advanced clinical training to provide evidence-based music therapy interventions for patients and families. This position will collaborate with interdisciplinary staff to provide comprehensive care to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt pediatric patients, as well as to support programs where music would be an integral part of the service delivery for patient care. Additional administrative responsibilities include program development, strategic planning, special event coordinating and supporting the supervision of Music Therapy student program. Additional responsibilities will include training and educating other staff, students and volunteers, as well as representing Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in hospital wide committees and initiatives.
Create and implement music therapy interventions for patients with diverse age and demographic backgrounds in the inpatient settings; Integrate current research and evidence based pediatric medical music therapy techniques
Understand and apply the principles of child development, trauma informed care and the impact of healthcare experiences on child development
Assess and prioritize those interventions with patients as well as caregivers of the patient
Assess and prioritize child/family needs for music therapy intervention
Evaluate emotional, psychosocial, cognitive and physical condition of referred patients utilizing therapeutic assessments and interventions
Plan, implement, evaluate and modify patient treatment programs and activities
Provide opportunities for and facilitate a variety of group and individual music therapy interventions which promote positive coping, development, self-expression and mastery
Provide music therapy interventions and collaborate as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team, integrating consults, goals and plans to promote optimal patient care that is family-centered, developmentally appropriate, and psychosocially sound
Maintain equipment and supplies
Plan and implement additional Child Life activities e.g., special events, patient/family workshops
Interface with donors, community groups and others vital to the continued growth of Patient and Family Centered Care and Music Therapy programs and visions
Orient and supervise music therapy interns, practicum students, and volunteers
Provide education and in-service training regarding music therapy services to patients, families, medical staff and students and interdisciplinary teams
Participate in professional development to enhance job performance and contribute to the accomplishment of the mission and goals of the Music Therapy team, Patient and Family Centered Care department and hospital
Commitments to team planning, problem solving and collaborative efforts
Strong interpersonal communication and listening skills; Ability to resolve interpersonal conflict in a professional and effective manner
Participate and engage in patient and family centered care, departmental initiatives, committees, and work groups
Knowledge of diverse, ethical decision-making models and ability to implement, collaborate and effectively communicate as an interdisciplinary team member to provide safe and ethical care; Willingness to seek professional supervision when appropriate
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* US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
* Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
* Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
* The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
* American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
* Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
* National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
* Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.